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Handbook of Human Computation

Editors: Michelucci, Pietro (Ed.)

  • Provides a comprehensive, current, and interdisciplinary treatment of the field of Human Computation
  • Gathers into one volume contributions from leading scientists, visionaries, authors, and practitioners
  • Divided into nine comprehensive sections for easy reference
  • Enriches understanding of the field through historical and visionary chapters that transcend the technical scope of competitive literature
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About this book

This volume addresses the emerging area of human computation, The chapters, written by leading international researchers, explore existing and future opportunities to combine the respective strengths of both humans and machines in order to create powerful problem-solving capabilities. The book bridges scientific communities, capturing and integrating the unique perspective and achievements of each. It coalesces contributions from industry and across related disciplines in order to motivate, define, and anticipate the future of this exciting new frontier in science and cultural evolution. Readers can expect to find valuable contributions covering Foundations; Application Domains; Techniques and Modalities; Infrastructure and Architecture; Algorithms; Participation; Analysis; Policy and Security and the Impact of Human Computation. Researchers and professionals will find the Handbook of Human Computation a valuable reference tool. The breadth of content also provides a thorough foundation for students of the field.

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From the book reviews:

“This 1,000-plus page volume attempts to categorize the various aspects of ‘human computation’ and its evolution. … Each chapter ends with a conclusion or summary and a well-constructed collection of references. The 20-page index reflects a concern for referencing material between chapters and should serve the reader well. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals/practitioners.” (J. Beidler, Choice, Vol. 51 (11), August, 2014)


Table of contents (79 chapters)

  • Foundations in Human Computation

    Blumberg, Matthew

    Pages 3-4

  • Patterns of Connection

    Blumberg, Matthew

    Pages 5-12

  • Human Computation and Divided Labor

    Grier, David Alan

    Pages 13-23

  • Ant Colonies as a Model of Human Computation

    Moses, Melanie (et al.)

    Pages 25-37

  • Parallels in Neural and Human Communication Networks

    Larson-Prior, L. J.

    Pages 39-49

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eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-8806-4
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-4815-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Human Computation
Editors
  • Pietro Michelucci
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-8806-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-8806-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-8805-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4815-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLI, 1059
Number of Illustrations and Tables
42 b/w illustrations, 209 illustrations in colour
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